Privacy policy

1. Data protection at a glance

General Notes

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on data protection can be found in our privacy policy listed under this text.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Your contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.

How we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected by providing us with it. for example this can be data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when we visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view). The collection of this data takes place automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is provided without errors. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have with regard to your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for further questions on data protection. In addition, you have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority.

You also have the right to request, in certain circumstances, the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For details, see the Privacy Policy under “Right to Restrict Processing”.

2. General notes and mandatory information

Privacy

The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data is data that can be used to personally identify you. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) may have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the responsible body

The responsible body for data processing on this website is:

Qualified Telecommunication Consultants e.V.
Hebelstrasse 22 B
D-69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221-90514188
E-mail: info@qt-consultants.net

The controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses).

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases as well as to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)

If the data processing is based on Art. 6 sec.1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of your personal data for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis on which processing is based can be found in this privacy policy. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data concerned unless we can prove compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (opposition under Art. 21 sec. 1 GDPR).

If your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling in so far as it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will no longer be used for the purpose of direct marketing (opposition under Art. 21 sec. 2 GDPR).

Right to complain to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of breaches of the GDPR, the persons concerned shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement. The right to appeal exists without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically processed on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests you send to us as a site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by changing the address line of the browser from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock icon in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion and rectification

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to rectification, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for further questions on the subject of personal data.

Right to restrict processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the examination you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/happens unlawfully, you can request the restriction of the data processing instead of deletion.
  • If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
  • If you have filed an objection under Art. 21 sec. 1 GDPR, a balance must be made between your interests and our interests. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data may be processed, except for its storage, only with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

Objection to promotional e-mails

The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby objected to. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, e.g. by spam e-mails.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies

The websites sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies, which are necessary for the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain functions that you wish to use (e.g. shopping cart function), are calculated on the basis of Art. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your browsing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.

Server Log Files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing machine
  • Time of server request
  • IP-adress

This data is not merged with other data sources.

The collection of this data is carried out on the basis of Art. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free display and optimization of its website – for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.

Contact

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the request form, including the contact details you provide there, will be stored with us for the purpose of processing the request and in case of follow-up questions. We do not share this data without your consent.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage is omitted (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions, in particular retention periods, remain unaffected.

Request by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including any personal data (name, request) resulting from it, will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not share this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is carried out on the basis of Art. b GDPR, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us.

The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage is omitted (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions, in particular statutory retention periods, remain unaffected.

Processing data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent that they are necessary for the establishment, content or change of legal relationship (stock data). This is done on the basis of Article 6 sec. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data about the use of our internet pages (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable or bill the user to use the service.

The collected customer data will be deleted after the conclusion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

4. Plugins and tools

Google Web fonts

This page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google to provide uniform appearance of fonts. The Google fonts are installed locally. A connection to Google servers does not take place.